The Best Episodes of Sliders

In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an increase in power and an early departure leave all three, plus a washed-up soul singer named Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, lost in a parallel world. Now they must "slide" from world to world, not only adapting to their changing surroundings, but also trying to get back to their world. Will they ever make it home? Over the years, Sliders has become one of the most praised sci-fi shows of the 90's. The show has gained a cult following that rivals such longer running shows as Stargate SG-1 and even the Star Trek franchise. For years people have been asking for it to return to FOX with the original cast, or at least a major movie made. To this date, there are no plans for a new series or film.

Luck of the Draw

#1 - Luck of the Draw

Season 1 - Episode 10

When the Sliders land on a seemingly ideal world, Wade wins the lottery. But Quinn discovers that the lottery is population control and the winners are killed.

star 7.87
86 votes
Directors: Les Landau
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Pilot (2)

#2 - Pilot (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

After barely escaping the last world, the Sliders think they are home. But to their horror, Quinn and Arturo learn they are not and have instead arrived on a world where the Soviet Union rules America. Rembrandt has been arrested for trying to use American money and the only way to save him is for the others to help a group of revolutionaries rescue their imprisoned leader.

star 7.84
82 votes
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Gillian of the Spirits

#3 - Gillian of the Spirits

Season 2 - Episode 3

A lightning bolt strikes the vortex during a slide, damaging the timer and trapping Quinn on the astral plane. Now the Sliders are stranded on a world with 1950s technology and Quinn can not be seen by the others. He tries to get the help from the only one who can see or hear him, a girl that has a history of hearing voices.

star 7.83
97 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
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Double Cross

#4 - Double Cross

Season 3 - Episode 2

On a world quickly running out of natural resources, Rembrandt meets his number one fan but finds her to be a little to friendly. Meanwhile, Quinn and the others meet Logan, a scientist at Prototronics that's trying to develop sliding. However, they learn her plans for sliding are far from noble.

star 7.82
85 votes
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The Weaker Sex

#5 - The Weaker Sex

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Sliders arrive on a world where roles are reversed with women holding the positions of power. Arturo becomes a candidate for the mayoral race in San Francisco, trying to bring about a "men's rights" movement.

star 7.80
93 votes
Directors: Vern Gillum
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The Exodus (2)

#6 - The Exodus (2)

Season 3 - Episode 17

Quinn and Maggie return to her world with Earth Prime's coordinates stored in Jensen's timer. As Wade makes the final list for those who can slide to safety, Arturo races to modify the new timer to slide more people. Unfortunately for them, an unexpected danger lurks the base and one Slider will not make it to the next world.

star 7.79
80 votes
Directors: Jefery Levy
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Murder Most Foul

#7 - Murder Most Foul

Season 3 - Episode 13

On an over-worked world with an uptight population, Arturo is thought to be a fracture and is sent to a fantasy camp for a form of relaxation. When the others find him, they see he has been brainwashed into thinking he is a great detective on the trail of a Jack the Ripper-like murderer.

star 7.76
66 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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The Exodus (1)

#8 - The Exodus (1)

Season 3 - Episode 16

Things don't look good for the Sliders when they slide to a world that's about to be eradicated by a rogue pulsar. Soon they discover that this world has been developing sliding technology and pool their resources with the U.S. government in a race to escape to a parallel Earth.

star 7.75
75 votes
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Last Days

#9 - Last Days

Season 1 - Episode 4

The Sliders arrive on a world that will be destroyed by an asteroid before they are due to slide. Arturo works with Bennish to develop an atom bomb to destroy the asteroid and Rembrandt gets caught up in an end of the world celebration, while Quinn and Wade confront their feelings for one another.

star 7.74
129 votes
Directors: Michael Keusch
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Pilot (1)

#10 - Pilot (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

While working in his basement, Quinn Mallory opens the gateway to parallel worlds. For a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Welles and his teacher, Professor Arturo, along. Upon opening the vortex, Quinn uses too much power, which causes the vortex to suck them in along with Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, who happened to be driving by Quinn's house. The four arrive on a world that experienced an ecological disaster and will have to survive until the timer hits zero.

star 7.73
203 votes
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Rules of the Game

#11 - Rules of the Game

Season 3 - Episode 1

The Sliders become involuntarily apart of a human war game where the only winners are the ones that stay alive.

star 7.72
77 votes
Directors: Oscar L. Costo
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Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome

#12 - Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome

Season 2 - Episode 8

The Sliders have come to the most unexpected world of all... home. While Rembrandt and Wade use their sliding adventures to kickstart their careers, Arturo steals the timer and claims sliding as his invention. However, Quinn remains convinced they are not home.

star 7.71
88 votes
Directors: Adam Nimoy
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Dead Man Sliding

#13 - Dead Man Sliding

Season 3 - Episode 10

On a world where the legal system is in the form of televised game shows, Quinn is arrested, tried and sentenced to death for the crimes of his double.

star 7.69
72 votes
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Love Gods

#14 - Love Gods

Season 2 - Episode 2

On a world where a biological weapon wiped out most of the male population, Quinn, Rembrandt and Arturo become objects of desire and are imprisoned by the government to be breeders. As they try to escape and regroup with Wade, they find there are others out to capture them.

star 7.66
95 votes
Directors: John McPherson
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Invasion

#15 - Invasion

Season 2 - Episode 12

The Sliders land in the middle of a strange invasion and Quinn uses the timer to bring down one of the ships. Before barely escaping, the Sliders learn these new villains can slide at will and are soon captured on the next world. They learn their captors are the Kromaggs and are intent on conquering every parallel world.

star 7.66
84 votes
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The King is Back

#16 - The King is Back

Season 1 - Episode 9

Rembrandt has arrived on his dream world, where his double is as popular as Elvis, but has been dead for eight years. As Rembrandt gets to enjoy the fame he's long since wanted, an old enemy plots to make sure he disappears for good.

star 7.64
86 votes
Directors: Vern Gillum
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The Guardian

#17 - The Guardian

Season 3 - Episode 4

The Sliders arrive on a world just like their own, only time is moving at a rate of twelve years slower than normal. There, Quinn encounters his young double and tries to change an upcoming event in his life, despite the other Sliders' warnings.

star 7.64
80 votes
Directors: Adam Nimoy
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Eggheads

#18 - Eggheads

Season 1 - Episode 7

On a world where being smart is the equivalent of being a sports star, Quinn is a popular college athlete and finds his double had underhanded dealings with gangsters. Meanwhile, Arturo discovers his late wife is alive on this world and tries for reconciliation after learning she is pressing for divorce.

star 7.63
100 votes
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Summer of Love

#19 - Summer of Love

Season 1 - Episode 6

The Sliders are separated on a world where the Hippie movement of the sixties is still alive and the US is at war with Australia. Wade and Rembrandt are mistaken for extraterrestrial prophets at a commune, while Quinn and Arturo race to fix a broken timer and rejoin the others.

star 7.62
107 votes
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The Good, the Bad and the Wealthy

#20 - The Good, the Bad and the Wealthy

Season 2 - Episode 4

On a world where everything west of the Mississippi is part of the Nation of Texas, corporate lawyers carry gunslinging ways of the Old West. After Quinn gets mixed up in a showdown, he gains the reputation for fastest draw in San Francisco and tries to prevent the hostile takeover of a family-owned computer company.

star 7.61
93 votes
Directors: Oscar L. Costo
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Season's Greedings

#21 - Season's Greedings

Season 3 - Episode 12

On a world where people are enticed by consumerism and giant malls in the sky, the Sliders get jobs as mall employees to find the mother of an abandoned child. Arturo is a reluctant Santa, Rembrandt and Wade his elves while Quinn gets an administrative job. Meanwhile, Wade faces some strong emotions when she meets her sister and father.

star 7.59
67 votes
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Fever

#22 - Fever

Season 1 - Episode 3

On a world where penicillin was never invented, Quinn is mistaken for his double, who is believed to be the cause of a massive epidemic. While he is imprisoned by a health agency, Wade shows signs of being infected and only Arturo can find the cure.

star 7.59
136 votes
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State of the A.R.T.

#23 - State of the A.R.T.

Season 3 - Episode 11

The Sliders land on a world where the human race was wiped out by robots. Quinn and Rembrandt are captured by the robot's demented creator and are going to be used in a mind-transfer experiment.

star 7.58
72 votes
Desert Storm

#24 - Desert Storm

Season 3 - Episode 6

The Sliders land on a world with little water and come to the aid of a mysterious young woman whose gift to find water is being exploited by a group of thugs.

star 7.58
80 votes
Directors: Jim Johnston
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Net Worth

#25 - Net Worth

Season 4 - Episode 15

A sliding mishap separates the Sliders into two groups on a world divided by the computer-savvy and ruthless scavengers. To reunite, they'll have to battle the scavengers and unite a young couple who fell in love on the internet.

star 7.54
52 votes
Directors: Paul Lynch
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